You can serve your community!
The Montgomery County Board of Elections can offer you that opportunity. The Board hires approximately 2,600 dedicated, community-minded individuals as Presiding Judges and Judges to staff and operate the polling locations of the county each Election Day.
Why am I needed?
Without Presiding Judges and Judges the election cannot be held. Presiding Judges and Judges help to make sure that an election is fair and impartial according to election laws of the State of Ohio.
Am I eligible?
Yes, if you are:
- A registered voter in Montgomery County.
- Enjoy working with people.
- Willing to attend a training session.
- Available for current or future elections.
What do I have to do?
- Attend a training session – approximately two hours in length.
- Report to work at 6:00 a.m. on Election Day and serve until all duties are completed after the closing of the polls at 7:30 p.m.
- Presiding Judges must pick up election supplies at the Board of Elections and return election materials to the proper location as designated by the Board.
- Put up election signs.
- Verify voter eligibility.
- Process voters.
- Issue ballots to voters.
- Other miscellaneous clerical duties.
- Dismantle voting machines and pack up all supplies after the polls close at 7:30 p.m.
When am I needed?
The polling locations must be fully staffed for all elections held in the county. View Upcoming Elections.
Where will I work?
Many public buildings such as schools, township halls, libraries and churches are used as polling locations. Every effort is made to place you at a convenient location whenever possible.
How much will I be paid?
All new Presiding Judges and Judges are trained prior to the first election that they work. After that, Presiding Judges are trained every two years and Judges every three years.
Taxes will not be deducted and no W-2 form will be issued as long as you make less than $600 per year as a pollworker.
You may also complete an On-Line Pollworker Application.